Wolverines, Macken take regular season ski championship
Brandie Macken and her Truckee High teammates capped off a championship Tahoe Basin League season Wednesday at Diamond Peak.
Truckee finished second as a team in the slalom race and wrapped up the league’s regular season combined team championship, while Macken sped to her sixth victory in six races.
South Tahoe won Wednesday’s race with 324 combined points. Truckee was second with 304, North Tahoe third with 296, Incline fourth with 263, Douglas fifth with 238 and Whittell sixth with 127.
The best boys team was Incline with 179 points and the best girls team was South Tahoe with 172.
Truckee’s boys were second with 171, and the Wolverine girls were fourth overall with 133 points.
North Tahoe’s boys were fourth with 136 and the Lady Lakers came in second with 160.
Macken won the girls race with a combined time of 1:00.46.
North Tahoe’s Danielle Smallman (1:06.39) and Christina Lane (1:06.47) led the Lakers in fourth and fifth place respectively.
Adrienne Ash (1:15.76) and Jana Lane (1:17.17) came in 13th and 14th for North Tahoe and were followed closely by Michelle Delumyea (1:18.63) of Truckee in 15th.
North Tahoe’s Taylor Pasvantis (1:21.90), Truckee’s Terra Maher (1:22.12) and Lakers Michelle Zarick (1:24.18), Anja Wittels (1:24.75) and Charlotte Henn (1:25.56) were 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd, respectively.
The Wolverine boys were led by Max Salinger in fourth place with a combined time of 59.34.
Salinger was followed in fifth place by Graham Collins (59.76). Truckee’s Danny Kruck (1:01.26) was seventh overall. Trevor Smith (1:02.21) was ninth for the Wolverines.
Zach Tomlinson (1:03.81) and Kevin Scardigli (1:04.06) led the Laker boys in 11th and 12th place, respectively.
Truckee’s Michael Kruck (1:05.33) was 13th, Tyler Fidler (1:06.25) was 15th for North Tahoe and Duncan Lowder (1:08.24) was 18th for the Wolverines.
Andrew Straw (1:10.61) posted an 18th-place finish for Truckee and Kyle Lowis (1:12.96) was 24th for North Tahoe.
Truckee finished first as a team for the season with 34 points. South Tahoe was second with 27, followed closely by North Tahoe with 25. Douglas and Incline Village tied for fourth with 16 and Whittell was sixth with seven points.